Source: Syngenta Seeds, Inc.

Syngenta Seeds, Inc., submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) a petition for the deregulation of its Event 5307*, a next-generation corn rootworm trait.

Syngenta's Event 5307 expresses the eCry3.1Ab protein, which has demonstrated resistance to corn rootworm in Syngenta trials. This protein has a novel mode of action that binds differently in the gut of target insects than the protein in Syngenta's Agrisure RW corn rootworm trait. As such, once approved, the new event will provide Syngenta with the opportunity to create proprietary trait stacks with multiple modes of action against corn rootworms.

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